Certified in Management Designation


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Certified in Management (C.I.M.) is a professional designation very well regarded in the business community, with designation holders in every province across Canada. The designation is awarded by Canada’s senior management association, the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM), an organization that for 75 years has been advancing careers and contributing to the field of management knowledge, enhancing managerial skills, and promoting excellence within the profession. 

To fulfill the academic component needed to become Certified in Management, candidates are required to complete the Chartered Management Program (CMP), a series of eight courses that provide the knowledge foundation to earn the designation. The Faculty of Extension offers all courses of the CMP on a part-time basis, allowing you to complete the program while developing your management skills in the workplace.

Since all of the CMP courses are also a part of Extension’s Management Development Certificate program, students who complete the CMP courses are able to obtain a credential from the University of Alberta at the same time as they work toward their professional designation. In addition, students holding an undergraduate degree may use the completion of CMP courses toward a Chartered Manager (C. Mgr.) designation.

Program at a Glance

Program structure

All 8 courses required for your C.I.M.

Location & Format

In-class courses held in downtown Edmonton.


2-3 years of part-time study.


This program will be of benefit to individuals in supervisory or management positions who are interested in earning the C.I.M. designation and wish to upgrade or sharpen their managerial abilities. Alternatively, candidates holding an undergraduate degree may choose to use the completion of CMP courses toward a Chartered Manager (C. Mgr.) designation.

Program Plan

The CMP program is comprised of eight courses that must be completed so you can apply for the C.I.M. designation. As a university affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Management, UAlberta offers all courses needed to fulfill the C.I.M. designation’s educational requirements. The C.I.M. designation also carries an experience requirement.

CIM membership as a general member is recommended before beginning the program. If you apply for CIM membership prior to starting the program, you will have all transfer credit fees waived when applying for your C.I.M. designation.

CMP course titles are not exact matches for university course titles. The chart below lists course titles as they appear on the Canadian Institute of Management website (left-hand column), followed by the corresponding UAlberta course titles as they relate to CMP requirements (right-hand column). 


Core courses – complete all 4
CMP course: UALBERTA equivalent:
Introduction to Management Introduction to Management (EXMGT 5577)
Managerial Communications Interpersonal Communications in Business (EXMGT 5576)
Financial Management Business Finance (EXMGT 5562)
Strategic Analysis Strategic Management (EXMGT 5682)
Elective courses – select 4
CMP course: UALBERTA equivalent:
Canadian Business Law Commercial Law (EXMGT 5566)
Managerial Accounting Financial Management and Budgeting (EXMGT 5515)
Managerial Marketing Marketing (EXMGT 5584)
Human Resource Management  Human Resource Foundations (EXMGT 5596)
Organizational Behaviour Organizational Behaviour (EXMGT 5587)
Operational Management Operations Management (EXMGT 5586
Project Management
Project Management Essentials (EXMGT 5427) OR Project Management: Risk and Resources (EXMGT 5443) AND Project Management: From Communication to Closure (EXMGT 5444)

Qualifications & Admission

Students seeking strictly a C.I.M. designation are not required to apply for admission to the University of Alberta—only to register for each course on an individual basis. 

If you’re interested in earning a UAlberta credential while you work toward your C.I.M. designation, you may enrol in the Management Development Certificate program as you start your studies or, if you prefer, after you have taken one or more courses. 

We are open to students with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Our expectation is that you have a commitment to learn and achieve your continuing education goals.

Courses are currently open for enrolment—register now!

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.
  • Courses require a textbook at an additional cost.
  • This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Courses Offered

Take courses individually for professional development or complete them all to earn the CIM designation.

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3027 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.

Classes are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.

Core courses

    Elective courses